|Alt names||Balearic Islands|
|Baleares||source: Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961); Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 73; Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)|
|Illes Balears||source: Wikipedia|
|Islas Baleares||source: Wikipedia|
- Baleares ( 1833 - )
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The Balearic Islands are an archipelago of Spain in the western Mediterranean Sea, near the eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula.
The four largest islands are Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera. The archipelago forms an autonomous community and a province of Spain, with Palma de Mallorca as the capital. The co-official languages in the Balearic Islands are Catalan and Spanish. The current Statute of Autonomy declares the Balearic Islands as one nationality of Spain.